Hot TVs & Projectors How-Tos

How To: Connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable. Take your RGB cable and plug it in to the back of the TV as shown in the video. You can also do this with the HDMI cable. Now take other end of the RGB cable and plug it in to the laptop or PC. Then you right click on your desktop, go down to graphics options > output to > monitor. Now you have to change the input to your TV. This will depend on the make and model of your TV. Once tha...

How To: Fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV. First, go to the menu on your television and see if you can fix the convergence through this. If this doesn't work, then try replacing the STK IC's that are inside of the TV. This will require you to take the television apart and find where the convergence board is. Once you find this, disconnect all cables and remove the bored. You will see two STK IC's attached to their heatsinks. After you find these, r...

How To: Make a digital television antenna

Analog TV will stop all broadcasts on June 12, 2009. If you're not ready yet for the transfer from analog to digital, you bet get ready. You can buy a digital convertor box and a digital antenna for your analog television, you can but a digital antenna for your DTV-enable television, or you can save some money an build your own antenna! This video tutorial will show you how to make a digital television antenna with some coaxial cable, an empty coffee can, a hammer, a nail, and some duct tape ...

How To: Connect a laptop to a TV using an S-video cable

Have a laptop and a TV? Want to use your laptop on the bigger screen? Well, here's how. This video offers the viewers a detailed step by step explanation on how to connect their laptop to their TV and to use their TV as their new laptop screen. More specifically, this video offers the method for anyone with an S video cable and HDMI connection. The instructions are clear and precise, and viewers should have no problem connecting their devices after this.

How To: Watch TV on your PC

To watch TV on your PC you need a TV tuner. You have two choices. There are usb sticks and pci cards. The pci is an internal circuit board that goes inside your computer. The pci card is very easy to install. Literally just open the computer and pop it into an available pci slot. Then you will need to install the software that came with the usb stick or pci card. Next attach an antenna to the pci card or usb stick connector. You can scan for channels, save favorite programs, and setup recordi...

How To: Hack an LCD screen & overhead into a digital projector

Digital projectors can be prohibitively expensive, particularly for those who stand to benefit the most from their use—that is, young people who prefer watch television and movies on their home computers. No longer. This hacker's how-to demonstrates how to make a simple digital video projector out of an old LCD flatscreen monitor and a slide, or overhead, projector. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on fabricating your own LCD/overhead digital projector on the cheap, take a look!

How To: Connect a digital converter box to an analog TV

This video tutorial from Consumer Reports will show you how to connect a digital converter box to an analog television. These are step-by-step instructions on how to connect your digital converter box, plus tips and troubleshooting to help you along the way. This DTV converter box is needed only if you do not connect to a cable box already, do not have a digital-ready television, and have an analog TV that connects to an antenna.

How To: Program a Comcast remote to a TV

Programming a remote can be confusing, especially if the manual is not clear. In this tutorial, save an hour of frustration and learn how to program a Comcast remote in less than 3 minutes. By programming your remote control you will be able to sit back and relax while clicking away at your TV, DVR, cable box, VCR, DVD player and anything else you can program into it.

How To: Install a wall mount to install a flat-screen tv

One of the biggest perks of having a flat panel television is that you don't have to take up any space in your living room with it! In this tutorial, learn how to buy, install and mount a TV in your living room. By mounting your boob tube, you will save tons of space and also create a very cool piece of 'art' for your bare walls. So, make sure you have the right mounts for your TV and any tools you may need and get started. You will love the new look of your room.

How To: Program an RCA universal remote control

If you want to program an RCA universal remote control, you can follow this professional's advice. Make sure the batteries are in place, and turn on the device you want to control. On the top row of the remote control, there are buttons labeled with the names of different devices. Press the button for the device you want to program, and press ON/OFF button at the same time. The light under the ON/OFF button will light up indicating you are in program mode. Press the play button on the lower p...

How To: Connect your personal computer to your digital TV

Have you ever wanted to watch content from your PC on your digital TV? This step-by-step guide makes it simple to understand and do. The video tells you exactly what you need in order to make this happen. You will need either a VGA connector cable or an HDMI cable, (if your PC supports it) or possibly a MINI to RCA audio cable. The video shows you the rest of the way and how to configure your TV and PC.

How To: Repair Samsung lcd TV power clicking problem

This five part series teaches you how to repair your Samsung LCD TV power clicking problem. This video is probably best to for TV experts or those fearless TV owner. This video walks you through the steps of giving your family entertainment center some at home surgery. The instructor with careful instructions and with your TV's safety in mind walks you through everything you need to know fix this pesky problem.

How To: Hook up a digital-to-analog converter box

Are you still watching television with an analog signal? If so, your TV may no longer work after February 17th, 2009. There is one easy fix to this problem though. There are many different kinds of convertor boxes out there, and the government is offering forty dollar coupons that you could use to get these digital-to-analog (DTV) converter boxes.

How To: Prepare for the switch to digital T.V.

Everyone's talking about the switch to digital broadcasting, but what does it mean for you, your TV, and your old rabbit-ear antenna? You will need a digital-to-analog converter box, a pay TV service or a TV with a built-in digital tuner. Tip: Government issued coupons for digital converters are available online at dtv2009.gov.

How To: Program a universal remote control

In this instruction videos for operating your home theater, learn how to program and use a universal remote control. A universal remote is a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once: the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish, etc. With the abundance of home entertainment electronics in this day and age, it’s probably a good idea to have one. Our expert will walk you how to program the remote to control most of the devices you’ll find plugge...

How To: Connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable

In this video, we learn how to connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable. Start out by plugging your HDMI blue port in the back of your computer monitor. Also, plug in a yellow DVI to HDMI converted with a cable connected to this. You can buy these on Amazon or New Egg for only a few dollars, get the generic version. After you have these plugged in, it's as simple as that. Plug these into the back of your television, then use your computer. You will now see the screen of your computer...

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